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DIY Summer Nails: 4 Press-On Sets That Are Easy To Use (& Long-Lasting)

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Who doesn’t want Instagram-worthy nails? Or maybe you’re just looking for a quick dose of dopamine. Either way, these press-on nail kits from Nykaa will get you there in less time and money than your local nail artist!
DIY Summer Nails: 4 Press-On Sets That Are Easy To Use (& Long-Lasting)

Summer calls for a fresh set of manicured nails – we don’t make the rules. However, not everyone has the time (or the budget) to hit the nail salon. TBH, it gets tiring to sit for hours with your hands on the counter, only to end up with nails that are not a replica of the Pinterest picture you showed for reference. Trust us, girlfriend – this is why we love to DIY it with these chic, high-quality press-on nail sets.

If you’re a sceptic, consider this: Stick-on nails are quick to apply, long-lasting, hassle-free to remove, and can be reused. You can also customise the shape and size with a nail file. Win, win, win – we’ve got you convinced, haven’t we?

Classic French

LiCK Classic French Ballerina Tips Reusable Press On Nails With Application Kit
LiCK Classic French Ballerina Tips Reusable Press On Nails With Application Kit
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Nothing screams summer quite like a set of French-tip nails; here’s why: they look fresh, match every outfit, and add a subtle yet stylish touch to your personality. I, for one, consider getting a fresh set of French nails therapeutic. But who has the time (or patience) to spend hours at the salon? Not me, bestie. I trust the Classic French Ballerina Tips Kit by LiCK. Not only is it easy to DIY but also reusable! And if you’re not a fan of messy nail glue (like me), this kit comes with nail tab stickers. Priced at just INR 1,299, this set is a steal (and a fraction of what a nail technician would charge).

Floral Affair

Kingdom Of Lashes - Press On Nails 23
Kingdom Of Lashes - Press On Nails 23
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If classic French stick-on nails are too basic for you, this is a slightly elevated option – Buff Nails by Kingdom Of Lashes offers a variety of designs and sturdy, good-quality press-on nails that last up to two whole weeks. We recommend this set with white and baby blue tips as well as minimal floral details. This style would be super cute with all your summer day dresses as well as ethnic wear like cotton kurtis and co-ords. The kit comes with a set of 24 reusable press-on nails, a cuticle stick, a dual file/buffer, and a bottle of nail glue.

Nail-Heart

Pipa Bella by Nykaa Fashion Red Heart Glossy Stick On Nails
Pipa Bella by Nykaa Fashion Red Heart Glossy Stick On Nails
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Next up is this adorable stick-on nail set by Pipa Bella by Nykaa Fashion with little heart nail art on it. Perfect for a date night or a romantic getaway, this set features a mix of solid red, glossy nails and nude ones with a red heart on them. With a manicure this cute, you’re sure to have Cupid on your side! Also, red nails are trending again – so it’s a win-win. Priced at INR 2,317, this top-rated kit contains both glue and tabs, so you can pick either method of application as per your preference.

Multicolour Mani

Kingdom Of Lashes - Press On Nails 05
Kingdom Of Lashes - Press On Nails 05
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If your nails are one of the many ways you express your true self – and that self is vibrant – go all out with a multicoloured mani! One of the most popular summer manicure ideas, colourful nails have taken over our Pinterest feeds, and for good reason. This set of 24 from Buff Nails by Kingdom Of Lashes is perfect for vacation vibes, and will go well with most summer outfits. The kit comes with a cuticle stick, a dual file or nail buffer, and nail glue – all of this cuteness at just INR 1,290.

Tips To Give Your Nails Some TLC

While we’re on the subject of press-on nails, let’s not neglect the aftermath. Beauty comes at a cost, so do stick-on nails. Once it’s time to take them off, you may notice some nail damage (especially if you use them regularly) from the glue or tabs. But it’s nothing to worry about, bestie – just make sure you follow these steps:

  • Tend To Your Cuticles: The skin around your nails (a.k.a. cuticles) tends to become brittle with wear and tear. Use a cuticle oil to add much-needed nourishment in between manicures.
  • Shape & Buff: Give your nails a shaping sesh regularly, especially if they get chipped. Uneven nail tips can get caught in things and break – ouch, you sure don’t want that.
  • Prevention Is Better Than Cure: Go for good quality press-on or stick-on nails and nail glue from trusted brands only.
  • Be Mindful: Many of us subconsciously start biting our nails or picking on cuticles out of habit. This is a no-no (and also unhygienic)! Use a cuticle clipper or a nail clipper to trim them safely.
  • Word To The Wise: Remember, your overall health is reflected in your nail health as well. Try a supplement for an extra growth boost for naturally strong and long nails.
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